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What is the average cost of dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a non-surgical, minimally invasive cosmetic procedure to both remove fine facial hairs and exfoliate the skin. Dermaplaning (a.k.a. face shaving) is a professional skin resurfacing utilizing mechanical abrasion. Performed by a board certified dermatologist or licensed aesthetician, a sharp blade is used to gently exfoliate the outermost layer of the skin removing vellus hairs (read: peach fuzz) and dead skin cells.
- Average Cost of Dermaplaning: $125
- Price Range for Dermaplaning: $75 - $250
It is common practice following dermaplaning to apply nourishing and rejuvenating serums and skin care products to augment facial rejuvenation. This type of skin resurfacing procedure should only be performed by a licensed aesthetician as the average household razor is not comparable to or as safe or effective as a sharp scalpel. Dermaplaning, unlike chemical peels, is safe in most skin types and skin textures,and can provide similar anti-aging benefits, clearing of clogged pores, and increase in collagen production.
The cost of dermaplaning will vary by individual and we’ve outlined a few factors that contribute to total cost in the table below.
Factors to Consider in the Total Cost of Dermaplaning
|Technician||Training, experience, specialty|
|Consultation Fees||May or may not count towards the final cost of the procedure|
|Concerns||Duration and involvement of procedure|
|Maintenance||Regularity of maintenance treatments|
What affects the cost of a dermaplaning treatment?
Let’s take a closer look at the first table. The cost of a dermaplaning procedure will vary based on who performs the procedure (a dermatologist vs. an aesthetician), the location of the dermaplaning (the coasts are typically more expensive), the length and involvement of your procedure (this will vary based on your anatomy), and the regularity of maintenance treatments for result upkeep.
What does the cost of a dermaplaning treatment include?
The cost of the dermaplaning procedure includes the supplies used to perform the dermaplaning (serums, tools, gloves, etc.), the time of the provider or technician performing the dermaplaning, and there may be additional fees for the time in the procedure room. Again, all of these variables will have different costs dependent on provider and location.
How much does a dermaplaning treatment cost?
When it comes to dermaplaning costs there typically isn’t too much variation between candidates. Generally, you can expect a dermaplaning session to cost around $75 to $250. This range is mostly consistent across the United States. We’ll mention that rates considerably lower than average may be indicative of poor quality so be sure to do your research and only pursue dermaplaning with an experienced, certified provider.
Dermaplaning maintenance is typically monthly. Follow-up dermaplaning sessions may have lower costs than the initial treatment through incentives, offers, and programs offered to regular dermaplaning candidates.
How much does a dermaplaning treatment cost across the United States?
It’s all about location! The 2019 American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Report indicates most cosmetic procedures take place on the east and west coasts. As everyone knows, everything is more expensive on the coasts. It’s safe to assume this is also true for dermaplaning.
The table below shows average costs for dermaplaning in major cities across the U.S.
Average Dermaplaning Cost by City and State
|New York, NY||$100 to $250|
|Chicago, IL||$75 to $225|
|Miami, FL||$100 to $250|
|Birmingham, AL||$75 to $200|
|Austin, TX||$100 to $200|
|Los Angeles, CA||$100 to $250|
How much does a dermaplaning treatment cost around the world?
For those considering pursuing dermaplaning abroad, the table below compares average dermaplaning costs in a few countries. Friendly reminder to add travel expenses, review recovery time, and research the reputation of the provider and facility before committing to any foreign procedures. We’ll also mention with the need for regular maintenance, dermaplaning abroad may not be the most practical… unless you love your frequent flyer miles. The table below shows average dermaplaning costs converted to U.S. dollars.
Average Dermaplaning Cost by Country in USD
|Canada||$150 to $250|
|Mexico||$150 to $250|
|Colombia||$75 to $150|
|United Kingdom||$100 to $200|
|Australia||$150 to $250|
|Japan||$100 to $250|
|United Arab Emirates||$125 to $225|
Does insurance cover the cost of a dermaplaning treatment?
So, does insurance pay for dermaplaning? Short answer is no. But, for anyone who is curious, we will give you the long answer, too. These definitions from the American Medical Association (AMA) are useful:
- Cosmetic Surgery: Reshapes normal structures of the body in order to improve appearance and self-esteem.
- Reconstructive Surgery: Alterations to abnormal body structures caused by congenital defects, developmental abnormalities, trauma, infection, tumors, or disease.
Essentially, reconstructive surgery and procedures are often covered by health insurance, while cosmetic surgery and cosmetic procedures are not. Obviously, dermaplaning is a cosmetic procedure (not a medical necessity) and it will not be covered.
Are you ready to head to med spa for a dermaplaning facial treatment that will leave you with a radiant, healthy glow? Of course you are, and we hope this article has given you the confidence to know how dermaplaning will benefit your facial aesthetic and affect your wallet. Now go enjoy some R&R.